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Monday, November 5, 2012

election, chicken pox and life

I'm far more excited for the election tomorrow then I thought I'd be.

President is always fun, even if its the election you vote in where your vote matters the least.  It will be interesting to see if Romney wins, here in Massachusetts.  Normally, a candidate wins where ever they are from.  That makes sense.  But, democrats always win Mass.  I had a religion professor in college who said, "God himself could come down and run for office in Mass, and if he ran as a republican, he'd loose."

I predict Obama will win Mass.  That's who I will be voting for.

The other big race is between Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown for senate.  Brown is the incumbent and republication.  This race is big and close in our state, but also could decide which party gets control of the senate.  It's a big deal.  I'm a Warren fan all the way.  Scott Brown is a douche anyway, but caused a lot of camps a lot of trouble last year.

He wrote a book that talked about the fact that he was sexually abused at a summer camp.  I believe it happened, but it caused a big commotion for camps.  Granted, it was a good reality check for camps, and myself, but it was a pain in the ass.

The story just got worse from there.  The camp in question was called Camp Good News.  The story broke that there was a pedophile working there, in somewhat of a high position.  Lots of kids came forward saying he abused them (current kids, as well as adults who were abused as children).  Well, this man ended up killing himself pretty early on in the story.

Come to find out, other staff expressed concern over things they saw or heard.  Children being alone with him, seeing kiddie porn on his computer, etc.  This was a religious camp and the director decided the administrative team should pray about the situation, rather than doing actually actual.  Firing him would have been a great idea, alerting DCF or the authorities would have been good.  But no, she just prayed about it.  And kids continued to get abused.

That isn't Scott Brown's fault, but it still all started with him.  I dislike him.

Next up, there are three ballot questions in MA.  Two of which, I am excited about and hope to see them pass.

First, has to do with automotive information and who is allowed to have it.  I don't really care.

Second, is the use of medical marijuana.  I personally, do not smoke it, nor do I enjoy it, but I hope it passes for the sake of sick people who benefit from it.

Finally, the assisted suicide question.  I really hope this passes.  I know, my own condition does not fit within the scope of the proposed legislation, but still, I think people will benefit from it being possible.  This law says that a person who has 6 months or less to live can be given a prescription by two doctors (must be two) for a lethal dose of medication.

I know there are a lot of people opposed to this, but I'm in support of it, and I really hope it passes in the state.

Last up, I've had this rash for a while.  Word on the street is that it's chicken pox.  I had chicken pox as a child, so I thought this was impossible, but apparently, it's a new strain of it, that you can get even if you've had it before and even if you've had the vaccine.  That SUCKS.

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